Its really hard to believe that the bond is going to be lowered, with so many reports that JRI made 9 million in the last year. Its his company, James Ray International, but who knows, maybe the company is in his brothers name or something, or maybe the company has burned through all its money with complex money games.
If Death Ray gets out on bail, then are they going to allow him to still run seminars? Because these things move so slowly, if he gets out on bail, he could be running other seminars, even wilderness seminars, and bilking more people to pay his costs.
And if James Ray International is still running seminars, and people get HURT at those seminars, then what?
What if someone attends a James Ray International seminar, even without James Ray there, but using his methods, and something happens to them and they get injured?
But the current James Ray inner circle and remaining fans are going to PAY PAY PAY. They are going to be bilked and milked of everything JRI can get from them.
Here is an interesting article below, where the writer STARTS to see some of the perverse dynamic going on with these New Wage Gurus...especially how often the targets of the New Wage predators are female. That is no accident, many women (not all of course) can much more susceptible to hypnosis and trance techniques, and there are hundreds of techniques out there now on this.
(Search Google for: hypnosis women)
She also uses a good phrase below..."lust to control" on the part of the New Wage Guru. That is very very accurate, and its even greater than that. The New Wage Guru has a perverse and sadistic lust and fetish to control.
Sadly, that also seems to play into certain vulnerable persons regressive instincts to be controlled, as she also hints at.
One would think that more well-known advocates for women would speak up about the dangers of getting lured in and exploited by these male and female New Wage Gurus, and exactly how they do it, and get that information printed in mainstream media.
But no, instead, those mainstream media do what Oprah did. They do the exact opposite. Like Oprah, they put the obvious predators like James Ray on their TV shows, and shill for them. Oprah released a statement saying she didn't know anything about James Ray.
First off, that is bullshit, as even the Oprah message boards had SERIOUS COMPLAINTS about James Ray BEFORE he appeared on her TV show. That was found in 5 seconds and posted here years ago.
February 17, 2007
"Oprah just crowned this sleazy salesman James Ray the new Werner Erhard. There were some horrible complaints about this guy on the Oprah boards, people getting ripped off 10K, and lots of people burning their feet in his "fire-walk" and not being allowed to go to the hospital."
The Oprah producers don't read their own message boards?
They don't do any research?
No, they all want a piece of the action themselves.
And the media lays off Oprah, for their own corporate reasons.
Meanwhile, the complaints about James Ray were on Oprah's own website message boards, and Oprah and her producers gave NO WARNING and asked NO QUESTIONS to James Ray.
That is not a mistake, its their policy, they do the same with Scientology. No critics allowed.
Oprah and her producers served up thousands of vulnerable people to James Arthur Ray, and they don't care, they just deny everything.
Off in the New Age
"A growing business in New Age travel serves a largely middle-age and female clientele. The itineraries include such "energy hot spots" as Stonehenge, the Egyptian pyramids and Sedona, famous for its gorgeous red rock formations...
The New Age gurus are mostly men, who attract mostly women with their sensitive veneer and exotic air. Some have long hair. Some wear flowing robes. Ray has X-ray eyes. These master marketers try to exude a mystical power and induce others to put their faith in them.
A lust to control on the guru's part seems to combine with the follower's desire to be controlled. (Where rigorous ritual ends and cult begins is not always a clear line.) In one exercise, Ray tells people to put an arrow against their necks and then lean on it. (Before starting a dangerous exercise, he has participants sign a waiver freeing him of all liability should they get hurt.)
Anyone could have left the Sweat Lodge early, but Ray had warned that anyone who did could not return. His devotees did not want to cross their leader.
History is full of intelligent and prosperous people doing very self-destructive things at the commands of self-made gods....
From The Detroit News: [www.detnews.com
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/09/2010 01:59AM by The Anticult.